Hamilton leads McLaren one-two in Turkey 

Webber and Vettel collide

Written by David on May 30th, 2010 at 4:03 pmLast Update: June 11th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Lewis HamiltonMcLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has won the 2010 edition of the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul ahead of team mate and reigning world champion Jenson Button, securing the second one-two finish in the season for McLaren.

Third place for Red Bull’s Mark Webber who stayed in the lead for most of the race but lost it on lap 40 after making contact with team mate Sebastian Vettel – while the young German was attempting to pass.

Fourth place for Mercedes GP’s Michael Schumacher, fifth for team mate Nico Rosberg, sixth for Renault’s Robert Kubica, seventh for Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, eighth for Alonso, ninth for Force India’s Adrian Sutil and tenth for Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi.

2010 Turkish Grand Prix, lap by lap highlights:

Formation lap: Red Bull’s Mark Webber starts from pole position for the third consecutive time in the RB6 ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Position four on the grid for reigning world champion Jenson Button, five for Mercedes GP’s Michael Schumacher, six for team mate Nico Rosberg, seven for Renault’s Robert Kubica, eight for Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, nine for Renault’s Vitaly Petrov and ten for Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi. Double world champion Fernando Alonso starts from P12, after a disappointing qualifying on Saturday which cost him a top ten entry. Virgin Racing’s Lucas di Grassi might start from the pitlane after a last minute oil leak on his car.

Race start: Lights go off…race start in Turkey! Into Turn 1, Webber P1 then Hamilton, Vettel and Schumacher.

Lap 2/58: Hulkenberg pits. Webber P1, Hamilton P2, Vettel P3. Buemi pits after a puncture.

Lap 4/58: Button passes Schumacher for P4.

Lap 6/58: Webber first but only 0.4 seconds on Hamilton. Liuzzi and Bruno Senna gained three positions during the race start.

Lap 7/58: Team radio for Barrichello: the Brazilian says something is loose on his rear wing.

Lap 9/58: Webber still first followed by Hamilton, Vettel, Button, Schumacher, Rosberg, Kubica, Massa, Petrov, Sutil, Kobayashi, Alonso, de la Rosa, Alguersuari, Liuzzi, Barrichello, Trulli, Kovalainen, Senna, Hulkenber, Glock, di Grassi, Chandhok and Buemi.

Lap 11/58: Kobayashi and Barrichello pit. Hamilton pressuring Webber for P1.

Lap 12/58: Alonso pits from P11.

Lap 13/58: Petrov and Sutil pit. de la Rosa pits. Webber p1, Hamilton P2, Vettel P3.

Lap 14/58: Massa and Kubica pit. Liuzzi pits.

Lap 15/58: Hamilton pressuring Webber for the lead. Vettel, Schumacher pit. Alguersuari pits from P7.

Lap 16/58: Webber and Hamilton pit. Webber rejoins in P2, Hamilton in P4. Between the two, there’s Vettel.

Lap 18/58: Button pits from P1. He rejoins in P4. Hamilton attampts to pass Vettel for P3. Vettel defends well his position.

Lap 21/58: Webber P1, Vettel P2, Hamilton P3, Button P4, Schumacher P5, Rosberg P6, Kubica P7, Massa P8, Petrov P9, Alonso P10.

Lap 22/58: Senna pits from P21. Teams are warning for a possible quick shower during the race.

Lap 24/58: Fastest lap for Webber: 1:31.335. Hamilton still pressuring Vettel for P3.

Lap 25/58: Another fastest lap for Webber: 1:31.148.

Lap 27/58: Fastest lap for Vettel: 1:31.083.

Lap 29/58: 1:30.824 for Vettel this time.

Lap 33/58: Button, fastest lap: 1:30.349.

Lap 34/58: No pit stop yet for Trulli, Kovalainen and di Grassi. Glock pits for the first time.

Lap 35/58: Kovalainen pits while Trulli retires. Kovalainen retires. Both Lotus are out.

Lap 38/58: Webber P1, Vettel P2, Hamilton P3, Button P4. Alonso pressuring Petrov for P9.

Lap 40/58: Vettel attempts to pass Webber for P1 but they make contact! Vettel out, Webber down to third. Hamilton in the lead, Button P2.

Lap 42/58: Webber has pitted for a new front wing. Light rain falling now on the Turkish track.

Lap 44/58: Hamilton being told to save fuel.

Lap 46/58: Hamilton P1, Button, P2, Webber P3.

Lap 48/58: Great battle between Button and Hamilton for P1. Button takes the lead but Hamilton fights back and re-passes him. Hamilton P1, Button P2.

Lap 51/58: Bruno Senna retires.

Lap 52/58: Fastest lap for Jaime Alguersuari: 1:29.535. Button is told on the radio his fuel level is critical.

Lap 54/58: Fastest lap for Webber: 1:29.211. Alonso has passed Petrov for P8. Petrov has a puncture after light contact with the Spaniard.

Lap 57/58: Hamilton P1, Button P2, Webber P3, Schumacher P4. Chandhok retires.

Last lap: McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton takes his first win in the season ahead of team mate Jenson Button. Red Bull’s Mark Webber finishes third ahead of Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Robert Kubica, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Adrian Sutil and Kamui Kobayashi.

2010 Turkish Grand Prix race results:

Pos. No Driver Team Laps Time Grid Points
1 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 58 Winner 2 25
2 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 +2.6 secs 4 18
3 6 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 58 +24.2 secs 1 15
4 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 58 +31.1 secs 5 12
5 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 58 +32.2 secs 6 10
6 11 Robert Kubica Renault 58 +32.8 secs 7 8
7 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 58 +36.6 secs 8 6
8 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 58 +46.5 secs 12 4
9 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 58 +49.0 secs 11 2
10 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 58 +65.6 secs 10 1
11 22 Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber-Ferrari 58 +65.9 secs 13
12 17 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 58 +67.8 secs 16
13 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 57 +1 Lap 18
14 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 57 +1 Lap 15
15 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 57 +1 Lap 9
16 16 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 14
17 10 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 57 +1 Lap 17
18 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 58 +3 Laps 21
19 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 58 +3 Laps 23
20 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 52 +6 Laps 24
Ret 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 46 +12 Laps 22
Ret 5 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 39 Accident 3
Ret 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 33 +25 Laps 20
Ret 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 32 +26 Laps 19

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